Tyler Mayforth

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Seeing U2 In Concert In New Orleans

Emotional. Surreal. I can only use those two words to describe what it was like to see U2 in concert at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome last night in New Orleans. I bought my ticket on a whim earlier in the day after I saw how cheap they were on StubHub ($21 plus fees). I also didn’t…

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A Wonderful Visit To Angola Prison (Rodeo)

The Louisiana State Penitentiary is a great place to be. Let me clarify that: It’s a fantastic spot on a sunny Sunday in October. I don’t think I’d want to stay there. The Angola Prison isn’t the Ritz Carlton. Every year the largest maximum-security prison in the United States puts on a rodeo that features inmates…

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Took this picture on one of my first nights in New Orleans while looking for an apartment.

Reflections On Year 30

One year ago today I turned 29+1. I said it like that for the longest time because 30 felt old. It meant my 20’s were gone and 40’s were a stone’s throw away. If you can read between the lines, today is my birthday — and my sister’s. Back in 1985, I came out kicking…

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On Being A Proud Uncle: You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid

Picture this: It’s 11:55 pm on New Year’s Eve and I’m glued to my phone. My life is about to change in an amazing way. I’m going to be an uncle for the first time. I told my friends that if my sister gave birth to the first baby of the new year, I’d buy…

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House of Shock and Halloween Happenings

Ten-year-old me was a pansy. I’m going to call it as I see it. My aunt always took me and my twin sister on little excursions and during one October weekend, she decided we were old enough to try our hand at one of the scariest haunted houses in the nation — the Eastern State…

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A view of Canal Street in New Orleans, taken by yours truly, that almost looks out of a Hollywood set.

Catching Up Since the Move to New Orleans

New Orleans. Wow. I never thought I’d call The Big Easy home. Hell, if you told me after I graduated from the University of Delaware that within the next eight years I’d live in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Texas, Georgia and Louisiana, I wouldn’t have believed you. Life takes you where it damn well pleases….

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Here's a nifty little map of the moves, which all started from Wilmington, Delaware in August 2007.
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On the Move Again: Hello, New Orleans

A little more than two years ago I drove to New Orleans, nervous but excited. As it turns out, not much changes in the span of 859 days. Back in 2013, I decided to attend WrestleMania 30 by myself. I had never been to The Big Easy, let alone stepped out of my comfort zone that…

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What UDXC/TF Really Meant To Me

I never expected to be a Division I athlete. Heck, as a high school freshman I was 5-foot-1, 105 pounds. If that. During freshman orientation at Mount Pleasant High School (Go Green Knights), they had tables set up in the library manned by various sports coaches.Scrawny me went up to the football table and got…

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Georgia’s loss triggers flood of past sports memories

While watching Michigan State dispatch Georgia last weekend in the “second round” of the NCAA Tournament, I thought back to a few years ago when I went to the Round of 32 on a whim with my roommate. It was held at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, a 45-minute drive from where we lived in…

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